Fay Ellis "Buck" Wilsie, 76, a retired Navy captain and a retired mathematics teacher at Fort Hunt Elementary School in Alexandria, died of cancer June 12 at his home in Lesiure World in Silver Spring.
Capt. Wilsie was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received a master's degree in mathematics education from the University of Virginia.
He was stationed aboard a cruiser at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. During World War II, he served in the Pacific. He also served in the waters off Korea during the war there.
In addition to his wartime service, his assignments included duty in Puerto Rico and the West Coast. His last assignment was at the Pentagon. He retired from active duty in 1962.
Capt. Wilsie then became a teacher at Fort Hunt. He retired a second time in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Wilsie of Silver Spring; two children, Joyce Wilsie Gross of Bowie and Robert Wilsie of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
GORDON DEAN FOX
Forest Service Official
Gordon Dean Fox, 81, a retired associate deputy chief of administration at the U.S. Forest Service, died May 26 at the Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Springs. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Fox, who had lived at the Friends House since 1988, was a native of Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University. He received a master's degree in forestry from Yale University and a master's degree in public administration from American University.
He joined the Forest Service in 1932 in Minnesota. During World War II, he was assigned to Peru. He transferred to the Washington area in 1947. He retired in 1971. He then worked as a forestry consultant until the mid-1980s.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Fox of Bethesda; two children, Susan F. Hodgson of Davis, Calif., and David W. Fox of Westford, Mass.; and a grandchild.
MATILDA V. CARSON
Matilda V. Carson, 80, an interior decorator, died of a stroke June 5 at Washington Hospital Center.
Mrs. Carson, who lived in Lovettsville, Va., was born in Vienna. She immigrated to New York as a child and attended New York University.
In 1952 she opened an interior decorating business in Westport, Conn. She moved to Charlottesville in 1967 after the retirement of her husband, Walter J. Carson.
He died in 1968, and Mrs. Carson went back to work as an interior decorator. She continued working as an interior decorator after her move to this area in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher M. Carson of Frederiksted, St. Croix, and Jeffrey R. Carson of Lovettsville.
MORRIS H. OSHINSKY
Morris Harry Oshinsky, 91, a private investor and area resident since coming to this country in 1914, died of pneumonia on June 11 in Chevy Chase at the Bethesda Retirement and Nursing Center, where he had spent the last three years.
Mr. Oshinsky, who was a native of Ratsk, Poland, was an apprentice furrier for a time after coming here.
He was a member of Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation in Washington and the men's club of Adas Israel Congregation. He had done volunteer work for the Zionist Organization of America, B'nai B'rith, the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington, Israel Bonds and the United Jewish Appeal.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
R. SCOTT MACFARLAN
R. Scott Macfarlan, 32, a graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington who was a senior vice president at the North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, N.C., died of cancer June 3 at his home in Charlotte.
Mr. Macfarlan was born in Portland, Maine, and moved to the Washington area in 1962. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a master's degree in business administration from the Harvard University business school. He joined the North Carolina National Bank in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Tripp Macfarlan of Charlotte; his parents, W. Greg and Winnie Macfarlan of Arlington; a sister, Debbie Macfarlan of Sterling; and a grandmother, Jean Macfarlan of Oakland, N.J.